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Temporary Substance Abuse Counselor - Military veterans preferred

Company name
The GEO Group, Inc.

Location
Delano, CA

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Job Description
SummaryThis position develops, organizes, and conducts programs to provide education for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse.\u00a0 Conducts or assists in conducting individual or group counseling sessions and programs.\u00a0 Learns, uses and models principles of the \What Works\ system through evidence-based practices in all interactions with clients and other staff members.
This role will work along with the Substance Use Disorder Program on site at North Kern State Prison.\u00a0
This is a long term temporary role.\u00a0
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates substance abuse program at an office or group of offices using principles of the \What Works\ system.\u00a0 Schedules intakes, and group and individual sessions.\u00a0 Discusses specific cases with case managers to determine if they are appropriate for substance abuse treatment.\u00a0 May assist with the assignment of cases.
Facilitates psycho-educational and behavior modification groups using principles of the \What Works\ system. Documents participants' attendance, participation and progress in Company database.
Conducts risk and need assessments and creates individual treatment plans for each assigned participant.\u00a0 Meets regularly with participants and documents participants' progress or regress in Company database.
Establishes and maintains relationships with outside referral sources, such as in-patient substance abuse facilities or detox facilities.\u00a0 Actively pursues and develops referrals from probation and evaluating agencies.
Provides re-entry follow up services at regular intervals, in coordination with other re-entry center programs staff, to ensure released inmates are keeping appointments and determining whether additional services and support networks are needed.
Maintains accurate clinical documentation including intake summaries, group notes, discharge summaries, treatment plans and updates.\u00a0 Updates therapeutic logs in a timely manner.\u00a0 Enters pertinent information into Company database.
Identifies problem areas that may impact participants' ability to successfully complete treatment.\u00a0\u00a0 Guides participants to develop strategies to overcome obstacles to success completion of treatment.
May advise Customer of participants' progress regularly or at completion of treatment.
Collects participants' fees for program participation.\u00a0 Tracks fee collection for office or group of offices.
Ensures that participants' records are accurately completed in a timely manner.
Maintains a specific substance abuse treatment case file for every program participant.
Selects and recommends new instructional materials and programs for use in the substance abuse program.
Maintains knowledge of new developments in the field of substance abuse.
Maintains a collegial relationship with other substance abuse professionals, programs, and associations.
Participates in related training for substance abuse.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements
High School Diploma or GED required.
Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Counselor certification recognized by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), preferred; or ability to become certified within 18 months of service; and
One (1) year experience providing substance abuse treatment and/or cognitive behavioral therapy services to an offender population.
Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.
Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignments.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Company info

The GEO Group, Inc.
Website : http://www.thegeogroupinc.com

Company Profile
The GEO Group is the world's leading provider of correctional and detention management and community reentry services to federal, state and local government agencies. With operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; GEO offers a diversified array of turnkey services which include design, construction, financing, and operations. Our unique approach allows GEO to provide high-quality and cost-effective services with state-of-the-art designs, innovative programs and ground-breaking treatment approach.

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